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State Legislatures Magazine: Are We Ready for the Centenarians?

If you need a break from COVID-19 news, check your mailboxes for the latest issue of State Legislatures magazine, coming the last week of March.

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Colorado Abolishes Capital Punishment

Colorado became the 22nd state to abolish capital punishment when Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 100 yesterday.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Looking Ahead at the Hot Issues of 2020

The January/February issue of State Legislatures magazine takes a new look at the top issues for the year ahead.

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 State Legislatures Magazine Takes Peek at World of Education 

It can feel like education officials just keep trying to reinvent the wheel. New curricula, new class sizes, new schedules, more choices, more testing, less testing. Yet the average test scores of our kids remain mediocre and keep slipping lower in international comparisons. 

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State Legislatures Magazine | A Remarkable Man: Bill Pound Retires After 44 years With NCSL

In a heartfelt send-off in the July/August issue of State Legislatures magazine, Bill’s longtime friend and NCSL colleague Carl Tubbesing shows that few leaders and organizations fit together so perfectly as Bill Pound and NCSL.

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Bright New Look; Same Great Content

State Legislatures magazine has been “the magazine of state politics and policy” for 45 years. It’s reputation and popularity are strong.

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State Legislatures Magazine: How Much Do You Know About State Government?

As reported by the digital news site Route Fifty, 33 percent of the 1,500 survey participants responded “don’t know” when asked to name their governor. That doesn’t include other participants’ obviously incorrect responses, like “Mario Cuomo,” “Nikki haily” [sic] and “Trump.”

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State Legislatures Magazine: California Fighting Throwaway Culture

Want to sip your drink through a straw? At many California restaurants, you’ll soon have to ask for one.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Halting Harassment

The #MeToo movement continues to affirm the hard truth of sexual harassment: It’s everywhere.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Covering Those Who Risk All

As dangerous as running into a burning building is, it isn’t what kills most firefighters. That would be cancer. Nationally, the disease accounts for about 3 in 5 line-of-duty firefighter deaths.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.